The Best Plays of 1993-1994

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Otis L. Guernsey, Jeffrey Sweet
Hal Leonard Corporation, 1994 - Drama - 663 pages
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This 75th anniversary edition of the Theatre Yearbooks features a comprehensive and discerning look at the past. The highlights include an article by librettist Peter Stone on the evolution of the book of the musical over the last three-quarters of a century, a season-by-season listing of the 750 Best Plays, and rediscovered Al Hirschfeld drawings of some of the most memorable of those productions. It includes listings of all plays introduced on and off Broadway, award listings, vital statistics, editors' choices of the ten Best Plays and excerpts from each. This edition includes: Three Tall Women * Angels in America: Perestroika * The Madness of George III * Passion * and more.
  

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User Review  - mahallett - LibraryThing

old but still interesting. nearly all the plays have disappeared. times square theater area considered to be dangerous. that is the way theater was spelled. i remember joyce white correcting me to spell it theatre which was new to me in 1990. she who never went but could at least spell it. Read full review

Contents

III
3
V
11
VI
67
VII
69
VIII
70
IX
119
X
157
XI
159
XXIV
474
XXV
485
XXVI
487
XXVII
492
XXVIII
523
XXX
581
XXXI
583
XXXII
586

XII
180
XIII
204
XIV
243
XV
286
XVI
302
XVII
317
XVIII
336
XIX
384
XXI
405
XXII
407
XXIII
441
XXXIII
588
XXXIV
591
XXXV
592
XXXVI
595
XXXVII
596
XXXIX
600
XL
603
XLI
605
XLII
611
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About the author (1994)

Jeffrey Sweet's plays - including Porch, The Value of Names, and Routed - have been presented off-Broadway, internationally, and in a variety of regional and developmental theatres. His American Enterprises won the American Theatre Critics Association Award for play-writing. His book for the musical What About Luv? won the Outer Critics Circle Award, and he is the author of the book and co-author (with composer Melissa Manchester) of the lyrics for the musical I Sent a Letter to My Love. Sweet has written drama, sitcom, miniseries, and TV movies for ABC, NBC, and CBS. His work has won the Writers Guild of America Award and been nominated twice for the Emmy.A popular teacher and author of many newspaper and magazine articles, Sweet is also the proud father of Jonathan Sweet.

AL HIRSCHFELD has been designated a "Living Legend" by the Library of Congress. The United States Post Office has issued fifteen stamps with Hirschfeld drawings. He is the recipient of two Tony awards for Lifetime Achievement. His work has been prominently featured in The New York Times for nearly 75 years. He has been represented in exhibitions at major art museums and institutions, including the Smithsonian's National Portrait gallery. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Whitney Museum, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and The Museum of the City of New York. His Hirschfeld On Line was published by Applause Books (see page 26).

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